KeyBanc Capital Markets lifts XPO Logistics Inc. [XPO] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

XPO Logistics Inc. [NYSE: XPO] gained 3.48% or 3.11 points to close at $92.58 with a heavy trading volume of 2228680 shares. The company report on September 16, 2020 that XPO Logistics Expands Education Benefits for US Employees.

XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), a leading global provider of transportation and logistics solutions, today announced the expansion of its Academic Partners Program benefitting hourly workers in the United States. The company’s academic partnerships make thousands of accredited courses, degrees and certifications available to US employees at large discounts.

Qualifying hourly employees can couple XPO’s $5,250 annual tuition reimbursement with an Academic Partners discount to earn tuition-free college degrees in over 80 separate fields of online study. Additionally, the company’s partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Industrial Liaison Program gives employees access to MIT Sloan Executive Education and MIT Professional Education short courses at a reduced cost.

It opened the trading session at $90.07, the shares rose to $94.40 and dropped to $89.99, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for XPO points out that the company has recorded 105.78% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -140.66% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 1.19M shares, XPO reached to a volume of 2228680 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about XPO Logistics Inc. [XPO]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for XPO shares is $93.05 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on XPO stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

KeyBanc Capital Markets have made an estimate for XPO Logistics Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on August 19, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Cowen raised their target price from $112 to $119. The new note on the price target was released on August 03, 2020, representing the official price target for XPO Logistics Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $120 to $112, while Cowen kept a Outperform rating on XPO stock. On May 06, 2020, analysts decreased their price target for XPO shares from 125 to 120.

The Average True Range (ATR) for XPO Logistics Inc. is set at 3.44, with the Price to Sales ratio for XPO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.53. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.45, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 25.49. Price to Free Cash Flow for XPO in the course of the last twelve months was 20.69 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.50.

Trading performance analysis for XPO stock

XPO Logistics Inc. [XPO] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 5.73. With this latest performance, XPO shares gained by 11.95% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 105.78% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 25.26% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for XPO stock in for the last two-week period is set at 62.44, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 67.44, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 60.94 for XPO Logistics Inc. [XPO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 83.28, while it was recorded at 88.58 for the last single week of trading, and 76.60 for the last 200 days.

XPO Logistics Inc. [XPO]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and XPO Logistics Inc. [XPO] shares currently have an operating margin of +5.23 and a Gross Margin at +15.09. XPO Logistics Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +2.29.

Return on Total Capital for XPO is now 9.33, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 4.45. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 12.09, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.89. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, XPO Logistics Inc. [XPO] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 273.79. Additionally, XPO Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 73.25, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 53.16. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 257.51, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 67.86.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, XPO Logistics Inc. [XPO] managed to generate an average of $3,820 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.53 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.26.XPO Logistics Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.50 and a Current Ratio set at 1.50.

XPO Logistics Inc. [XPO]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, XPO Logistics Inc. posted 1.18/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.04/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 13.50%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for XPO. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for XPO Logistics Inc. go to 8.68%.

An analysis of insider ownership at XPO Logistics Inc. [XPO]

There are presently around $8,236 million, or 99.10% of XPO stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of XPO stocks are: ORBIS ALLAN GRAY LTD with ownership of 17,351,456, which is approximately -2.817% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 8,688,196 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $804.35 million in XPO stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $785.03 million in XPO stock with ownership of nearly -3.151% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in XPO Logistics Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 197 institutional holders increased their position in XPO Logistics Inc. [NYSE:XPO] by around 9,685,765 shares. Additionally, 206 investors decreased positions by around 11,071,186 shares, while 51 investors held positions by with 68,205,851 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 88,962,802 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. XPO stock had 66 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,679,772 shares, while 45 institutional investors sold positions of 1,856,058 shares during the same period.

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